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The Qur'an and its Concepts - Disciplinary Perspectives - Ulrika Mårtensson

Ulrika Mårtensson [+-]
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology
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Ulrika Mårtensson researches early Islamic history and historiography, focusing on how religious symbols express social contract theories and legal-economic issues. She is also doing research on the Qur'an, employing both historical and exegetical-legal perspectives and comparing early Islamic approaches to the Qur'an with contemporary research. Other research interests concern Islam as it is developing in the institutional contexts and public spheres of the Nordic welfare states; and 'political Islam'.


The chapter defines state-of-the-art in academic research on the Qur’an, in such a way that it can be compared with Islamic scholarly studies of the Qur’an. The following research areas will be surveyed: • Canonization • Manuscripts • ‘Behind the canon’: Corpus Coranicum • The Syriac connection • Conquest studies • Statehood and law studies • Poetry and rhetoric studies • Doctrine and ethics • Conclusion

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Mårtensson, Ulrika. Research survey. The Qur'an and its Concepts - Disciplinary Perspectives. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Mar 2020. ISBN 9781781791714. Date accessed: 20 Jun 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.23805. Mar 2020

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